ABA

aba

(noun) a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair

aba

(noun) a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

aba (countable and uncountable, plural abas)

A coarse, often striped, felted fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.

A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs. [First attested in the early 19th century.]

An outer garment made of the above, very simple in form, worn by the Arabs of the desert. The illustration shows such an aba, made of two breadths of stuff sewed together to make an oblong about four by nine feet.

Synonyms

• abaya

Etymology 2

• From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

Noun

aba (plural abas)

An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.

Etymology 3

Noun

aba (plural abas)

The electric fish Gymnarchus niloticus (frankfish, freshwater rat-tail, African knifefish), found in swamps, lakes and rivers in Africa.

Anagrams

• AAB, BAA, baa

Proper noun

Aba

A city in Nigeria.

Anagrams

• AAB, BAA, baa

Proper noun

ABA

Initialism of Amateur Boxing Association.

Initialism of American Bar Association.

Initialism of American Booksellers Association.

Noun

ABA (uncountable)

Initialism of applied behavior analysis.

Anagrams

• AAB, BAA, baa

Source: Wiktionary



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